Rattled by likely defeat, opposition questioning EVMs: Shah

PTI, May 22, 2019, 4:49 PM IST

New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah Wednesday slammed the opposition over its doubts on EVMs, saying the rival parties are rattled by their likely defeat and are “tarnishing” India and its democracy by raising questions on its electoral process.

He also termed as unconstitutional the demand of 22 opposition parties that the Election Commission change its counting protocol and count five random VVPATs first, saying any decision in this regard is not possible without an all-party consensus.

In his tweets, Shah said the Supreme Court has given final shape to electoral process by hearing three PILs and asked if the opposition is raising questions on the apex court.

Any opposition to electronic voting machines is disrespect to people’s mandate, he said, adding that many rival parties came to power through elections done through EVMs in the past.

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